byCreator: No one will admit to it. Produced by: Beverly Film
Spunky was a small boy and Tadpole was his oddly named teddy bear. The pair traveled along having adventures that were typical of early cartoons. Luckily for Spunky, Tadpole was able to talk and help out whenever things got a little rough. Like many early cartoons, the animation on Spunky and Tadpole was fairly basic. Characters mainly stood perfectly still and spoke their lines to one another, rarely moving. Simple animation aside, the main attraction of the cartoon was the early talents of... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: TV, Kids TV, Classic TV, Spunky & Tadpole, Spunky, Tadpole, 1960, 1950
byCreator: Clark Haas, Produced by: Cambria Productions.
Clutch Cargo, who debuted on March 9, 1959, and is remembered for exploring depth of meaning in the phrase "limited animation". Even in an era of low production values, he stood out from the crowd. The animation, if you're generous enough to call it that, was so limited, that for many, the amazing spectacle of it seems to have blotted out every other aspect of the show. Quite a few young viewers watched it less for whatever thrills it may have offered, than so they could get together... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: TV, Kid TV, Clutch Cargo, Spinner, Paddle Foot, Classic TV, 1960